I hope your trips, both to Kitale and Uganda were successful?
Mine is to express the impact that meeting you left in me. I kind of saw a totally new Rotary world through you.
Much as Polio war is getting better and better, it has been so rare to talk about those affected already! To imagine that you were a victim yourself and understands most what the victims experience on daily basis, your actions are greatly noble. In developing countries, ours included, polio victims are outcasts! They should crawl on the ground and wait for handouts. Period!
I have lived amongst those affected and am sure what you are trying to do translates very strongly, the say of “ service above self”. We have had foreigners like you coming over here to look for victims of poverty, only to come with goodies, sell and enjoy their Holidays. I have seen quite a number. Even here in Kisumu.
YOU ARE JUST AMAZING BROTHER. You rightly say in your catalogue that; “MOBILITY, the most basic human right”.
If Paul Harris woke up today and saw what you are doing, am sure the kind of AWARD he would offer you may be out of this world.
Maxwell has shown practically that those Kenyans in the diasporas, should look over their shoulders and seek assistance from friends outside there. He is a true Kenyan, who will be blessed. The two of you are simply amazing to say the least. What you guys are doing is summarised in your catalogue again, because our Nation stands to gain; “Lives are changed and nations move forward when all the Citizens are able to participate in the life of the Nation”.
This is what you guys have just done to our Nation. So much more needs to be done through us, who have seen the light through you. As mentioned during our little chats, I will discuss with our sitting President, to see how best we would partner with you for a possible project in the same line.
I could go on and on, but the bottom line is that your actions are speaking volumes and are bound to change many more lives.
May you be rewarded abundantly.
RTN. P.P. G.P.O. ONYANGO
ASSISTANT GOVERNOR, WESTERN KENYA 1
From a partner in Africa:
We all thank you so much for your effort in ensuring that people with disabilities in Africa who cannot afford mobility devices get some of the best from warm-hearted people. We thank you, your team, and all donors for this worthy course and we pray that you are given the strength to continue working for the poor and marginalized.
J. O., Africa
Dear Ms. Talbot,
Thank you very much for your prompt attention in sending me a receipt for the medical equipment my sisters and I donated to your organization. My father was a doctor (surgeon), attended Harvard Medical School in the 1940s and believed very strongly that medical equipment that was no longer being used by the person or people who had acquired it should be donated to a worthy organization. I heard of crutches4africa from my friend who connected me with Tim Gibson, your representative in Brooklyn, New York. Mr. Gibson was fabulous to work with, attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. I will be more than happy to recommend crutches4africa to others who are looking to donate walking aids.